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Not a big deal, but I just saw this and thought it was neat ... Al Franken demonstrating a memory effect of sorts, in which he draws the 48 contiguous states (nearly) perfectly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HfcrqXtxOM

http://www.adn.com/3437/story/894871.html

The explanation:

http://www.politico.com/static/PPM116_response.html

And a little more:

http://minnesotaindependent.com/41634/fr......draw-usa
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Hey everyone...did you know that Al Franken is now a United States senator?

How cool is that?
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Shows what a sick sense of humor Minnesotians (sic) have.
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An educated senator does something that glorifies intelligence and gets public attention! Wow,maybe there is hope.
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Glorifies intelligence? My IQ is 287, and I can't draw an accurate picture of Colorado, much less the entire U.S.

Al Franken must be GOD...or something close.

Is he educated? Didn't know that. Saturday Night Live University, or where?

Don't tell me Harvard. Please don't tell me Harvard. They didn't let me into Harvard, you know. Or the University of Chicago, either. I had trouble getting accepted into a university. They were afraid of me, I suppose.
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I can't stand to watch/listen to more than about ten seconds of Al Franken, but Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida are only approximations, and Nevada is larger than California...

What a doofus...
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Before you criticize his work, what kind of projection was he drawing? Eh? Was it equal area or equal distance? Smile

John

PS last time I mentioned Minnesota the thread got nasty. Maybe everyone has settled down a bit since then.

PPS According to Wikipedia, Franken graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1973.
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Great. Harvard. You know, I didn't know, but I sort of knew, if you know what I mean.
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Stone, did you leave a decimal point out of that IQ? Smile
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Why? Do you think it should be higher? I've been thinking of raising it lately. How does 293 sound?

I like it.
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...but Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida are only approximations, and Nevada is larger than California...

What a doofus...


He could cure cancer and the Faux News parrots would find some way to crap on it...
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On 2009-08-12 12:33, stoneunhinged wrote:
Why? Do you think it should be higher? I've been thinking of raising it lately. How does 293 sound?

I like it.


Fahrenheit or Celsius?
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On 2009-08-12 15:50, gaddy wrote:
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...but Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida are only approximations, and Nevada is larger than California...

What a doofus...


He could cure cancer and the Faux News parrots would find some way to crap on it...


Sorry, but I don't work for "Faux News". I'm just crapping on him as an ordinary U.S. citizen...

The comment: "Anne Schroeder Mullins, Politico: One of Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) many talents is that he can draw the [contiguous] 48 states perfectly..."

Don't use "perfectly" if you don't mean "perfectly". Isn't this something that ALL students of Social Studies and U.S. History should be able to do?

(BTW, I think Al GORE, and not Al FRANKEN, cured cancer...) Smile
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On 2009-08-12 17:20, ClintonMagus wrote:
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On 2009-08-12 15:50, gaddy wrote:
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...but Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida are only approximations, and Nevada is larger than California...

What a doofus...


He could cure cancer and the Faux News parrots would find some way to crap on it...


Sorry, but I don't work for "Faux News". I'm just crapping on him as an ordinary U.S. citizen...



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On 2009-08-12 17:20, ClintonMagus wrote:
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On 2009-08-12 15:50, gaddy wrote:
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...but Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida are only approximations, and Nevada is larger than California...

What a doofus...


He could cure cancer and the Faux News parrots would find some way to crap on it...


Sorry, but I don't work for "Faux News". I'm just crapping on him as an ordinary U.S. citizen...

The comment: "Anne Schroeder Mullins, Politico: One of Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) many talents is that he can draw the [contiguous] 48 states perfectly..."

Don't use "perfectly" if you don't mean "perfectly". Isn't this something that ALL students of Social Studies and U.S. History should be able to do?

(BTW, I think Al GORE, and not Al FRANKEN, cured cancer...) Smile


No, no...it's non-reciprocal. Any criticism makes you a neocon, but it's perfectly acceptable to call the rough approximation "perfect."

What a great gig it would be to be a Democratic magician working the DNC. "Is this your card?" "Well, no, but I did pick a RED card! That's just perfect!!"
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2009-08-12 15:50, gaddy wrote:
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...but Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida are only approximations, and Nevada is larger than California...

What a doofus...


He could cure cancer and the Faux News parrots would find some way to crap on it...



BTW FWIW, I don't disagree with this post at all; I just disagree with the implication that it's a one-way street. Similarly, if a Republican politician cured cancer, it'd be reported all over the left-wing media and blogosphere as evidence that cancer was a Republican invention in the first place, probably to reduce the population of the poor and/or minorities, who have a disproportionately high percentage of smokers.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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If Rush Limbaugh cured cancer, Al Franken would suddenly moan and complain about all the unemployed lab workers, and lab rats.

Come on gaddy it is politics. You yourself would automatically dispute ANYTHING Fox says right? At least be honest about it.

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On 2009-08-12 17:28, Steve_Mollett wrote:
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On 2009-08-12 17:20, ClintonMagus wrote:
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On 2009-08-12 15:50, gaddy wrote:
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...but Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida are only approximations, and Nevada is larger than California...

What a doofus...


He could cure cancer and the Faux News parrots would find some way to crap on it...


Sorry, but I don't work for "Faux News". I'm just crapping on him as an ordinary U.S. citizen...



...who agrees with the pundits on Fox News.


First, I would need to know which ones are considered "pundits" and which ones aren't and on which issues they are considered such. Since I don't agree with everyone on Fox News (or CNN or NBC, or MSNBC, or CNBC, or ABC, or CBS, or BBC, or Al Jazeera for that matter), only THEN could I let you know what percentage of them I agree with, and on which issues... Smile
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On 2009-08-12 08:00, ClintonMagus wrote:
I can't stand to watch/listen to more than about ten seconds of Al Franken, but Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Florida are only approximations, and Nevada is larger than California...

It IS a hand drawn map, after all. Done on an upright piece of paper. All in all, it is probably a better map from memory than 99.9999% of the population could draw.

I thought it was a pretty impressive memory demonstration.

I'm sad that you (and others here, evidently) for whatever reason(s) do not appreciate it in the same way.
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I appreciate his memory and his artistic abilities definitely overshadow mine, but I'm not quite as orga$mic over it as Ms. Mullins and others seem to be...
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